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Lapis Lazuli

from Boreas by The Oh Hellos

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I don’t mean to speak so collectively
I know I don’t make it easy
to even wanna hear it
what can I say, what can I say, what can I say
the more I recite it
the more you wanna fight it
the more my language is sounding fabricated

but if there’s one thing I know
it’s either the growing is slow
or it cuts to the bone
moving too quickly

so I’ll keep half of my words in my mouth
let the syllables fall out
at a steady trickling
I’ll be your roof caving in

you don’t know what you don’t know yet
yeah, I go on forgetting it
don’t you go on forgetting it, too

don’t you go on forgetting it

I don’t mean to speak so intrusively
I know I don’t make it easy
to even wanna see it
nothing old, nothing new

but if there’s two things I know
it’s that the sky looked white and the water like wine
when I first met you

but somewhere along the line
Rayleigh scattered across my eye
and I found her blue
yeah, I found her blue

I must have found a new cone in my eye
what other lapis lazuli was hiding
behind my color blindness
what did I miss, what did I miss, what did I miss


from Boreas, released September 4, 2020


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The Oh Hellos began in a cluttered bedroom, where siblings Maggie and Tyler Heath recorded their self-titled EP in 2011. In the fall of 2012, the sibling duo released their debut full-length record Through the Deep, Dark Valley, an album full of regret and redemption, which they wrote, recorded, produced, mixed, and mastered themselves. ... more

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